Glass Lighting by Alison Berger

Los Angeles-based glass artist and designer Alison Berger is in London this week, presenting her new range of lighting pieces which are showcased at the (also new) Holly Hunt showroom in Mayfair.

Alison started blowing glass when she was only 15 (she said she came across a glass studio one day when she was riding her bike and was absolutely amazed, couldn’t think of anything else) and her pieces blur the lines between art and design.

Each lighting piece is handmade in her studio, and requires a tremendous amount of physical work (some of them are pretty big). Even the metal fixtures are designed according to very detailed specifications, and the result is just jaw-dropping.

Her work is not just about function or form: she is obsessed with light and shadow, and how the glass interferes with these effects.

As technology moves on and lighting designers and manufacturers are keen on using LEDs, Alison remains faithful to incandescent bulbs, as she thinks this type of bulb is essential to obtain the kind of light and shadow effects that are key to her work.

– Heloisa Righetto

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